Sunday, July 01, 2007

Sharon Maas

"I wrote my first stories at the age of eight. I was a silent, observant child who much preferred writing to speaking, exploring my inner world rather than collecting facts. My introverted temperament led me directly to writing. In real life I felt awkward, insecure; in fiction I was strong, confident, courageous." - Sharon Maas

Sharon Maas

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Different blog

I can't maintain this blog anymore. I have three blogs, including this one, and it's way too hard to update all the blogs I have given my schedule.

A link to the blog that I update most often (every other daily): My Livejournal.

If you ever want to know what's going on with me, check that.

Monday, December 05, 2005


Greg got a job offer about two weeks ago to work for a well known company in Conway, AR (2 1/2 hours from where we live currently). As our combined income will more than double once he starts the job in June, we're more than excited about this news. It all feels surreal and overwhelming, but in a good way to actually have a more concrete idea of what kind of future we will be having together. My fantasies of my future have always been vague and silly, but this really locks me into reality and looking forward to this is new and surprisingly a little uncomfortable even (I say uncomfortable because there was some sort of childlike safety associated with having a more flexible future when I imagined it). But the bottom line is that he and I are extremely excited and blessed with this opportunity.

And it then follows that on Wednesday, Greg and I are going to my dad's to have dinner. Nothing out of the ordinary there, but I did tell my stepmom in passing that Greg will need to talk to dad on that day and she immediately got all excited and squeely. Everyone in my family knows that Greg's about to ask dad's permission except him. It's all very exciting and surreal. I think that Greg's pretty nervous about the asking part. He's not sure what to expect. It's obvious my dad adores Greg and really supports the decisions he has made, but it's left up to the imagination on how he's going to take it and if he's going to be cool about it or what. At 25, I'll be the first of the kids to get married, so I'm not sure exactly how this is going to work/develop from here.

When talking about dates for the wedding, we are still unsure about exactly when to do it. I had originally said September, 2006 (as there is no need to rush such a stressful thing as a wedding), but I think that Greg and possibly my parents might want to do it during the summer months instead.

Anyway, this is what has been on my mind lately. And it's really awesome!

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Long break

Haven't updated in a while, so I'm going to try to cover as many things as possible here. First, this picture is one of many arguments that my cat is the cutest. Now, Greg had ran a fever of 101 all weekend, but he was better yesterday. It was my first time ever taking care of someone who was that sick. When I first saw 101.7 as his temperature, I started worrying about high temperatures and when you take people to the doctor or not.

Little things (experiences) like that show me that I'm really growing up. (As a side note, I've never taken to developmental changes well. Even small things, like finding out that Santa wasn't real, I would preceive as SO enormous and how could I EVER get through.)

Anwyay, I haven't been updating this as much as I should and truth is I procrastinated it and then got involved in some drama on the forums of a site I frequent ( as I had made a modorator decision that all the admis agreed on but the community hadn't. I got pretty self consious around that time and didn't want to do too much online for a while.

As for today, I'm looking forward to making this for me and Greg this afternoon before we go to the regional marching band contest. We're not in in, but I was in the band in High School and they'll be playing there.

I'll leave you with a quote that touched me recently:

"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, September 12, 2005

N64 Games

I've found myself bored during the afternoons and I'm actually really hung up on the N64 lately as I dug up Mario64 and played through it over the past couple of days. I'm looking for good N64 recommendations. I am really bad at video games, though, so unless it has really good music or effects, I'm not looking for games that I'm going to be breaking controllers over - just good time wasters. Any suggestions?

Saturday, September 10, 2005


Kiffem got a new bed today that fits in the window.

Monday, September 05, 2005


Greg and I gathered 6 bags of clothing, toys and other things (including 2 scrabble games)as well as $60.00 worth of supplies on the "needed list" and donated to Salvation Army yesterday. The items we donated are going less than an hour away to a Fort in Arkansas housing more than 7,000 survivors of Katrina. There are also refugees in our own town.

As a very sensitive and impassioned person who is usually ignorant to current events and apathetic to politics, I find myself feeling very disillusioned and moved with the past week's events.